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Landlords must fit smoke alarms

A new obligation for landlords to install smoke alarms in their properties has been issued.  Allan Sumner, head of Commercial Property at Napthens solicitors warned landlords ... Full story

Landlord fined for no heating

Failure to adequately heat her rental property has led to landlord Jane Cleverly receiving a fine of over £1,300.  The rogue landlord pleaded guilty to failing ... Full story

Scottish property booms

Scottish house prices have risen 11.2 per cent in the last year, double that of England and Wales who saw just a 5.6 per cent ... Full story

Landlord prosecuted for benefit fraud

Landlord Zia Karem exploited over £21,000 in benefits which he was not entitled to after moving in with his tenant.  The Hanley landlord had been receiving ... Full story

Rent arrears rise

The number of tenants significantly behind on rent has risen significantly, with 70,900 now facing more than two months of unpaid rent.  This figure, recorded on ... Full story

Floating a letting opportunity

A large blue houseboat floating down the Thames was a conspicuous sign on a Monday morning, and rightly so.  Weighing 70 tonnes and taking four months ... Full story

York properties highest for capital growth

Properties in York - and not London - actually provided the highest return on capital growth over the past 12 months, has been found by ... Full story

Flat share kitchen bed a 'mistake'

The controversial would-be landlord who advertised a bed in his kitchen for £400 a month claimed it was all a ‘mistake.’  The advert on SpareRoom.com was ... Full story

UK rent rises match London

The HomeLet Rental Index has revealed that the average UK rent is rising in tangent with those in Greater London for the first time since ... Full story

Property prices rise as owner numbers fall

The pace of house price growth increased for the first time in seven months in April, according to the latest figures published by Nationwide.  The data ... Full story

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